It is recognized that organizations will have some form of a management system.

Whether the system is formal or informal in nature is dependent on the scope and context of the organization.

Many organizations will continually reassess their scope and the context in which they operate as their organization evolves in alignment with the changing needs and expectations of their interested parties.

When the context and scope of an organization changes, this is a useful trigger for the organization to learn from others to ensure that the requirements influencing their business processes are integrated and support the organization’s objectives.

Use of the phrase ‘integrated management system’ to refer to the outcome of the process of integrating requirements
from multiple management system standards into a singular management system within an organization.

The process for the updating was guided by the participation of voluntary organizations in answering a questionnaire on their integrated management systems.
These organizationsare representativeof countries across the globe.